A new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism shows that Black Americans have more pain sensitivity and lower vitamin D levels than White Americans.
Researchers believe that the lower levels of vitamin D cause the increased pain sensitivity.
A large amount of vitamin D comes from expose to the sun. In recent years, increased use of sunscreen and an increase of indoor activities have made sun exposure less widespread among everyone. People with dark skin pigmentations also get less vitamin D from the sun because they need longer periods of sun exposure, but aren’t getting it.
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